Help with Trees/Shrubs to small garden.

5 years ago

Hi, first time Houzz poster.

I'm looking for some
advice for our garden.

We've recently refurbished our house and in the process
installed some bifolding doors that lead out from our lounge to our small
garden - these doors run full width 4.5m.

Vital info: The Garden is 7m long and 4.5m wide. The soil is a
little clay like and I would like to carry out works in the next two weeks. The
garden is East facing and gets sun until around 5ish, due to the house at the
rear I’d describe the garden as shady as this casts a shadow over large parts
of the garden throughout the day.

We’ve decided to deck the first two metres providing a seating
area/entertaining area (maybe a BBQ should weather permit!) and we’ve laid turf
for the remaining 5 metres. All straight forward, right?

Now comes the bit I’m struggling with… the landscaping! I would
like privacy to the left hand side of the garden and some sort of foliage which
tops out at 2.5m, something similar the rear of the garden and I’m open to
ideas for the right-hand side. Note I’ve got an existing bush to the back/right
hand side of the garden and I would like to keep this.

I’m completely open to ideas, so please fire away. Ideally
evergreen trees/hedges etc would be nice as the garden may well look very bleak
in the winter. Obviously I need to be mindful of anything with troublesome
routes etc.

Photos attached which shows the garden and its journey thus far.

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